Famous Museums in Istanbul

The museums in Istanbul give the very essence of its citizens and rich culture. If you are looking for something deeper and more meaningful, head to the museums in city. Explore the cultural, artistic, scientific, or historical side of Istanbul with these museums.
We have curated a variety of the best and free museums in city, besides the usual arts or historical ones. Explore and engage yourself with the wonders of science at the museum of science in Istanbul. Get fascinated by the exceptional stories of heroes at war museums or memorials. You can go wow with your kids at the Natural history museums or enjoy some time at children's museums in Istanbul.
Check out this list for an entertaining and enlightening trip to the museums in Istanbul.

Let's explore the finest collection of museums in Istanbul:

  1. #1 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 7153 itineraries
    Istanbul Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There are actually three museums here dedicated to Archeology, the Islamic Arts and the Ancient Orient. Built in the 19th century, the museums have gained quite an impressive collection including what...Read more

  2. #2 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 2545 itineraries
    Chora Church

    Tags: Church, Museum, History Museum, Landmark

    Address: Ayvansaray Mh., Kariye Cami Sk. No:26, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This well reserved Byzantine Church is perhaps the most beautiful of it’s kind still existing. It was built originally in the 5th century and then underwent extensive renovations in the 11t...Read more

  3. #3 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 2940 itineraries
    Istanbul Modern

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., 34433 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Istanbul modern is the museum of the modern art and is one of the best arts available in Istanbul. This place was inaugurated in 2004. This place prominently features the Turkish artwork. This museum ...Read more

  4. #4 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 2750 itineraries
    Jurassic Land

    Tags: Museum, Theme Park, Entertainment

    Address: Kocatepe, Pasa Cd, 34045 Istanbul/Bayrampasa/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Jurassic Land is a dinosaur centre where you’ll feel that these extinct species have come to life. Jurassic Land gives extreme entertainment plus education for kids as well as adults alike. Ther...Read more

  5. #5 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 1970 itineraries
    Museum Of Innocence

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, History Museum

    Address: Firuzaga, Dalgic ck. No:2, 34425 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Museum of Innocence has the huge collection of pictures, paintings and artistic works. Prominetly mentioned in the novel by Orhan Pamuk, visitors are usually surprised to discover that the museum is a...Read more

  6. #6 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 1117 itineraries
    Military Museum

    Tags: Museum, Military Museum

    Address: Askeri Muze, Harbiye, Vali Konagi Cd., Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    As the name suggests, the military museum in Istanbul is dedicated to the collection and display of the military weapons as well the history of Turkish military past. The site which is recognized as t...Read more

  7. #7 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 1000 itineraries
    Sakip Sabanci Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Emirgan Mh., Sakıp Sabancı Cd No:42, 34467 Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Sakip Sabanci Museum has iconic figures and artistic beauties like paintings inside the museum. It takes you to different world where you start adoring the beauty of arts. Each art has some significan...Read more

  8. #8 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 983 itineraries
    Turkish And Islamic Arts Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Sultanahmet Mh., Meydanı Sok. No:46, 34122 Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    The Turkish & Islamic Work Museum is one of the first Turkish museums which covers the Turkish and the Islamic art work wholly. The establishment works which was initiated in the end of the 19th c...Read more

  9. #9 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 459 itineraries
    Rahmi M. Koc Museum

    Tags: History Museum

    Address: Piri Pasa, Haskoy Cd. No: 5, Beyoglu, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    The Rahmi M. Koc museum in Istanbul is dedicated to the history and exhibition of Transport, Industry and communications. This museum is located at a beautiful location on the shore of the historic Go...Read more

  10. #10 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 541 itineraries
    Panorama 1453 History Museum

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Maltepe, Topkapı Kultur Park Ici Yolu, 34010 Zeytinburnu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Panorama 1453 History Museum is a unique museum that retells history in a distinct real time manner. Through its unique way, it tells the events written about the conquest of Constantinople in 3D. As ...Read more

  11. #11 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 69 itineraries
    Istanbul Toy Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Dr. Zeki Zeren Sk No:17, Turkey

    Timings: 09:30 am - 06:00 pm Details

    Children are going to love this place. The Istanbul Toy museum caters to the young ones with an exciting and beautiful collection of toys, some of which date back nearly 200 years. Their collection is...Read more

  12. #12 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 89 itineraries
    Pera Museum

    Tags: Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: Asmalı Mescit, Mesrutiyet Cd. No: 65, 34430 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Pera Museum is an excellent museum that caters to the connoisseurs of art with its collection of works from Suna and Inana Kirac’s paintings that are further devoted to projecting Orientalist th...Read more

  13. #13 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 90 itineraries
    Galata Mevlevihanesi

    Tags: Museum

    Address: Sahkulu Mah., Galipdede Caddesi 15, 34420 Istanbul, Turkiye, 34420, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:30 pm Details

    There is definitely one thing of Galata Mevlevi Museum that attracts the visitors the most- its whirling Dervish hall. Erected in 1491 and renovated in 1608, this place was built by an Ottom...Read more

  14. #14 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 43 itineraries
    Dogancay Museum

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum, Exhibition

    Address: Kuloglu Mh., Balo Sok. No:42, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    A visit to Dogancay museum will prove to be a combination of old and the new. Housed inside a historic 150 years old building, this museum is actually Turkey’s first modern art museum that opene...Read more

  15. #15 of 44 Museums in Istanbul
    - Used in 136 itineraries
    Istanbul Naval Museum

    Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Exhibition , Specialty Museum

    Address: Sinanpasa, 34353 Besiktas/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    Naval museum is one of the prominent museums in Istanbul that commemorates the Turkish Naval history in all its glory. Inside, there are 20,000 objects that deal with the history and objects of the wo...Read more